Monday, March 14, 2011

Google Analytics Exclude Visit Cookie for Blogger

One of the questions that frequently comes up on the GA Help Forum is how to create a blocking cookie to exclude your own visits from being counted when tracking a Blogger (blogspot) blog.

The problem that arises is due to blogger using a template that applies the ga tracking code universally to all pages/posts across the blog and unlike a website, and to the best of my knowledge you cant easily create a standalone page with its own completely separate code in the <head></head> section of the single page.

There is however a somewhat 'crude' yet effective work around.